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    anymore or any more?

    I know both "anymore" and "any more" are used in written English. And I guess both are acceptable. But still which one of them is more acceptable?

    I don't like him anymore.
    I don't like him any more.

    She isn't going to the gym anymore.
    She isn't going to the gym any more .

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    Re: anymore or any more?

    They mean different things in BrE.
    "I don't like him anymore" = "I no longer like him".
    "I don't like him any more (than I did yesterday)".
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    Re: anymore or any more?

    Also:

    She isn't going to the gym anymore = She no longer goes to the gym.
    She isn't going to the gym any more (frequently than she did last month).

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    #4

    Re: anymore or any more?

    I use only 'any more'. I have always felt that the single-word spelling was merely the American way. I see no difference in meaning. I am not alone:

    anymore chiefly North American http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...nglish/anymore


    any more or (especially US) anymore (ˌɛnɪˈmɔː)

    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/any-more

    anymore (usually in negatives or questions) used when talking or asking about a situation that has ended, or about something that someone has stopped doing
    not ... any more used for saying that a situation has ended or someone has stopped doing something
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/not-any-more-longer

    anymore adverb mainly US (UK usually any more)
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...more?a=british







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    Re: anymore or any more?

    NOT A TEACHER

    This is what my teachers taught me.

    1. Use "anymore" in this kind of sentence: "I used to like him until he became a bully. So I do not like him anymore." / "Many Americans do not read printed newspapers anymore."

    2. Use "any more" in this kind of sentence: "Your lemon pie is delicious, but I simply cannot eat any more of it right now. If I do, I will explode!" / "Does anyone want any more of my famous lemon pie?" / Any more of your insolence, young man, and I will kick you out of my class!"

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    Re: anymore or any more?

    The first two sentences would would be fine with two words for many speakers of BrE. The second set, of course, require two words in both BrE and AmE.

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